Apricot Fiesta treasure spotted
by Midge Galvan | For the Patterson Irrigator
Jun 02, 2011 | 1727 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Rebecca Revelez stayed up all night after having a dream that she found the Apricot Fiesta treasure under some stairs at the Patterson Irrigator.

Her instincts led her to the right place this afternoon, June 2, as Revelez and her friends Janelle Delgado and Alexandria Delguidice found the treasure in the back parking lot of the Irrigator.

The finding came after the three young women had nearly given up on the hunt when they became frustrated with an unfruitful search Wednesday at Papa Murphy’s near Ward and Las Palmas avenues.

"I was ready to give up by then, but I was determined to find it," Delguidice said.

Focused on the vision of Revelez’s dream, the three young women committed to one more try. They headed out at 4:30 a.m. today and followed a Patterson Irrigator delivery van. They confiscated a newspaper to get one last clue that would help them find the treasure, which had eluded them for days.

Clue No. 5, which appeared in Thursday's edition of the newspaper, helped them in their search: "What was the first sentence of the first clue? 'Let's start at 100 (years) and go backwards.' You 'wood' find me behind 128."

The "100 years" portion of the hint made reference to the Irrigator's centennial anniversary this year.

The three friends searched the city and ultimately found themselves behind the Irrigator, where they found a light pole displaying the number “128.” Kicking around the wood in the area they found a plank lying against the building and with one last thrust of Delguidice’s foot they found the treasure at 1:15 p.m.

“I was amazed and so excited," Delguidice said.

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